Joyce ‘Joy’ Parsonson

Joyce ‘Joy’ Ellen Parsonson (1933-2019) was born Joyce Ellen Southgate in Leyton to Jim and Alice. She was very talented at sport, and was offered a sports scholarship. Joy married Don in 1951. They were married for 60 years and had two daughters, Chris and Lin. They lived in Leyton until the early 1990s, when they moved to Maylandsea in Essex. Joy worked for Cable and Wireless in London but became a full time mum and later, a registered child-minder. Joy was very creative, a fantastic seamstress and an expert knitter. Joy was also very handy at DIY. Joy had two grandchildren, Joelle and Tyler.

Celebrant and tribute contributor: Chris Holland